The price for Astro Sports Pack will increase by RM 8.48 (incl. GST) per month starting 1 August 2016. This will affect to those who subscribed to Sports Pack including any bundle packs such as Value Pack, Super Pack or Super Pack Plus.
It is due to increasing costs of rights for the sports content as it gets more and more expensive, affecting TV broadcasters globally, including the English Premier League.
Sundance Channel will no longer be available on Astro starting 1 July 2016.
Official reply from Astro:
As part of its best business practice, Astro continuously reviews its content proposition to offer the best choices and a variety of compelling content for our customers. In line with this, any channel that is unable to fulfill these objectives will be reviewed. To this end, we regret to inform that effective from June 30, 2016 at 23:59 hours, the Sundance channel (Channel 438) will cease transmission. We apologize for any inconvenience caused.
Astro launched eGG or Every Good Game, the first and dedicated 24/7 eSports channel in the South East Asia region. Fans of eSports will be delighted to know that they can enjoy popular eSports tournaments like League of Legends, Dota 2, Counter Strike: Global Offensive, Hearthstone, Heroes of the Storm, StarCraft II, FIFA Online 3 and many more on this channel via Astro and Astro on the Go on eGG channel 808 starting 7 June 2016.
This channel is in HD quality. Currently, all Astro customers using Astro B.yond box can enjoy the free preview from 7 June 2016 to 30 June 2016. After that, you can continue watching eGG if you subscribe to either Family HD or Sports Pack.
This channel is not available on legacy Astro decoders and Njoi.
How to watch this channel?
eGG Network: You need to subscribe either Basic HD Pack (also known as Family HD Pack) or Sports Pack.
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